Silas Fordyce Biography

SILAS FORDYCE, a farmer of Holbrook, Pennsylvania, was born June 20, 1842, on the old Fordyce homestead in Center Township. His parents were Archibald G. and Nancy Fordyce (nee Leonard) who were born in this county, Mr. Fordyce, December 4, 1807, and his wife March 2, 1809. They were married March 11, 1827, and remained in this county until Mrs. Fordyce's death, which occurred October 22, 1855. After her death, Mr. Fordyce was united in marriage with Elizabeth Simmons, a native of Washington County. On January 23, 1862, Silas Fordyce married Mary J. Orndoff who was born in Whiteley Township October 1, 1842. She is a daughter of Jesse and Isabella Orndoff. Mr. Fordyce and wife are the parents of ten children of whom nine are living: Nancy B.; William L.; Jesse; Louella E.; Susan; Archibald; Nevada; Garfield; Frank; and Lillie, deceased. The subject of this sketch was raised on a farm and has been engaged in farming and stock raising almost all his life. He owns 300 acres of land where he resides with his family. In politics Mr. Fordyce is a Republican. When the (Civil) War broke out he enlisted in the Eighteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry and served his country one year and eight months during which he was in a number of serious engagements. He and his wife are consistent members of the Christian Church.

Bates History of Greene County, 1888, Page 578

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